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Entry: 94827
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INFO ON FAMILY FRIEND

AUNDRE LEAVITT wrote on July 24, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: trying to locate information about a marine named Aundre/andre Cerrigan or kerrigan (i think canadian descent). served with my father Von Leavitt in 1955 to 1956 with H &ms ord . according to sign in picture. im told hes whom Im named after. thanx in advance
cpl aundre Leavitt


Keywords:


Entry: 81583
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SMALL PIECE OF HISTORY

ANTHONY MERJANO wrote on January 2, 2012


City and State: AUBURN CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I recently found a Prince Lighter, engraved with 1st
marine air wing, Korea, 1953 on one side and a red
backing with white wing raised insigna on the other
side.
just thought some vet may be interested in it, rather
than trying to sell it.
contact me via email if it has any interest to you or
if you can direct me to somebody who would have an
interest in it.


Keywords: 1st Marine Air Wing, Hedron, Korea, 1953



Entry: 52354
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LOOKING FOR INFO ON VINCENT MANZO

JASON BREWSTER wrote on July 30, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My mom wanted me to look on the internet for info on this gentleman. Does anyone have any info on him? She's just curious if he made it back from Korea.

Keywords: Vincent Manzo, MAG-13, USMCAS UMF-451
ElToro Santa Ana, California



Entry: 51998
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F-84 FIGHTER SQUADREN

FRANK STOKES wrote on July 12, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: TAYLOR AZ

Unit: 136TH FIGHTER SQUADREN/KOREA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: 136th fighter group. F-84's


Entry: 50387
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KOREAN WAR VETERAN

LEOCADIO ARRUZA wrote on April 25, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: MARY-D PA

Unit: FOX CO.7TH MARINES 1ST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone in those outfits.
Leo Arruza


Keywords: ATco 7th Marines 1st Marines Div.10 Jan. 1953
to 28 March 1953...Fox Co. 29 March 1953-7 April
1953 ATco 7th Marines 1st Marine Div...8 }April
10 April 1953...Bco.1st Bn. 7th Mar.1st Mar. Div. 11 April- 31 JUly 1953



Entry: 40256
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R4Q

TOM SUTER wrote on January 25, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: vmr-253 AD R4Q

Keywords:


Entry: 38718
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BENNY P O'GUIN, MAIL CLERK

RANDY O'GUIN RUSH wrote on November 26, 2003


City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers my dad, or has any information on these units.

Benny P O’Guin, joined USMC 1942, age 18 from St. Louis Mo. MOS: mail clerk 056
Pvt. with MAG-13 on Tutuila, Aug ’43 to Feb ’44;
Cpl. with MAG-13 Funafuti and Majuro Feb ’44 to Oct ’44. Navy FPO 10648 Navy #3234
Sgt. with MAG-41 MCAS El Toro Jan ’45 to Sep ’45
M/Sgt with HQCO HQBN 1st Marine Div Korea Mar ’53 to Apr ‘54
M/Sgt with 3rd MAW MCAS Miami ‘54
M/Sgt with 3rd MAW MCAS El Toro ‘55
M/Sgt with HQCO HQBN 3rd Marine Div Okinawa ‘58
Camp LeJeune in ’59-’61, MB US NAVACTS Naples Italy ’61-’62, El Toro ’62-’65, Okinawa ’65, DaNang Vietnam HQBN 3rd Div ’65-’66, El Toro ’66, HQBN Quantico ’66-’67, DaNang VN HQBN (Rein) 1st Div FMF ’67-’68, Okinawa ’68-‘69,
M/GySgt Camp Pendleton HQBN HQRgt ’69-’70, HQSVCBN FMF PAC Pearl Harbor ’70–’73 Retired 1973 as Postal Chief of the Fleet.


Keywords: Postal, mail, Tutuila, Funafuti, Majuro, Korea, Viet Nam, El Toro, LeJeune, Quantico, MAG-13, MAG-41, 1st Div, 3rd Div, MAW, MCAS, HQBN, Da Nang, Okinawa, Naples, Pearl Harbor, Navy FPO 10648 Navy #3234


Entry: 35155
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FMAW(FLIGHT LINE) HEDRON-1

RICHARD HASTINGS wrote on June 29, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: BROOKFIELD NH

Unit: U.S. MARINE CORPS (RET)

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a SSgt A/C RECIPROCATING ENGINE MECH 6413AT PUSAN K-1 with thwe first MAW (flight lline). We had 6 R4Ds,4 TBMs and 2 SNBs. Our Modex was AZ. Dec. 1, 1951 we moved to PO-hANG-Dong(K-3) I rember most of the guys ,Thaddius JF.BONKOWSKI, RICHARD M. TEDDER, hUGH GASAWAY,












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Entry: 32517
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ELTON BYFIELD wrote on March 5, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: STOCKTON KS

Unit: HMR-161

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: richard covington sgt. stationed in oppoma,japan

Keywords:


Entry: 27428
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OBITUARY - EDWARD F. WRIGHT SR.

FREDERICK MILLER wrote on August 6, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: BALLSTON SPA NY

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Wright, Edward F. Sr. WATERFORD -- Edward F. Wright Sr., of 4th
Street, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on
Sunday, August 4, 2002, after a brief but courageous battle with
pancreatic cancer. The oldest son of the late Clarence and Mary
Veronica Kelly Wright, Edward Wright was born December 15, 1924, in
Troy. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Troy,
was a resident of Waterford, NY for over 35 years. A 1942 graduate of
Catholic Central High School, he worked briefly at the Watervliet
Arsenal until his 18th birthday, when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He proudly served in the World War II Pacific Theatre from
1943-46 as an airplane mechanic with the VMF 224, and was honorably
discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
He was employed for 38 years at GE Silicones in Waterford, retiring
in 1990. Prior to that, he worked as a patrolman with the Troy Police
Dept. and as a dispatcher with The Federal Bureau of Investigation in
Albany. After retiring from GE, Mr. Wright was an avid volunteer for
the Catholic Central High School Phonathon and enjoyed traveling to
his Marine Corps reunions each year in Pensacola, FL. Mr. Wright was
a member of the J.W. Ford Hose Fire Company #2 since 1968 and served
as its president from 1995-2001. He was a member of the Troy Lodge of
Elks and was a life member of the VFW Post #5800, Waterford.
He was the loving husband of Violet Wager Wright and the father of
three sons, Edward F. Wright Jr. of Cicero, NY, Joseph Wright of
Waterford and Thomas Wright and his wife, Melinda, also of Waterford.
He was the widower of Jean Stebbins Wright, who predeceased him in
1984. He was the beloved brother of Marie Stowell of Troy; the
Honorable Roy Wright, Rensselaer County Legislator of North Greenbush
and Paul Wright, also of Troy. He was predeceased by two brothers,
the late John J. Wright Sr. of Troy and the late James Wright of
Myrtle Beach, SC. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Eric,
Lacey, Lindsey and Zachary Wright, 27 nieces and nephews, and
numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the Philip J.
Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rt. 32), Waterford, thence to
St. Patrick's Church where at 9:30 a.m. the Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated. Interment, with full military honors, will be in
St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford. Calling hours will be Wednesday 3-5
and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to J.W. Ford Hose Co. or the
American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office.


Keywords: The following obituary was published in today's (08/06/02) edition of the Albany (NY) Times Union


Entry: 14493
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DEAR MARINE FRIENDS

YOUNGOK AHN wrote on January 21, 2001


City and State: SEOUL IN

Unit: MAG-12, FIRST MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It will be great if some one can tell me the addresses of the people mentioned above.

Keywords: I was the youngest Korean interpereter when MAG-12 set up the base at K-1. I was assigned to work at the Lavor Office with Capt Savage and Cpl Bradburn. People who helped me greatly are M/Sgt Anderson and Cpl McDonald. It will be good to tell them that I eventually went to the States and received a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. I returned to Korea after studying and working in the US from l955 to 1969.


Entry: 12299
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SMS-12

ED SAUER wrote on October 12, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: TEXAS CITY TX

Unit: SMS-12 MAG-12 FMAW

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anyone still around that remembers "El Besero" ?
It was an airstrip located just north of
Puson..The FMAW operated out of there from Nov
1950 till ???..Several squadrons were based there
and were moved north from there thru the chinese
spring offensive in 1951..I was an ordnanceman
recalled to active duty and sent over with the
first replacement draft."El Besero" (the little
bull) was our little brother to "El Toro"..
Also served in VMF-224 , VMF-311 , B Co. 14th
Infantry Btln. , 11th Special Infantry Company
and 3RD Amrracs...Ed Sauer/GySgt/USMCR..


Keywords: El Besero


Entry: 11612
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LOOKING FOR OLD MARINE BUDDY

RICHARD D. ALEXANDER wrote on September 10, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: JOLIET IL

Unit: 1ST MAW MAG-33 VMF311

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would like to contact,Pat Patterson.we worked on
the flight line as refulers,for the old f9f's
we were their,from 1952-1953.

Richard D Alexander
Semper Fi


Keywords: A old Marine buddy


Entry: 10484
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GCA UNIT 37-M, K-18 SEP-DEC 1950

WILLIAM JACOBS wrote on July 20, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: HEMET CA

Unit: GCA UNIT 37-M, MAG 33, MAG 12, MAG 212

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: From US Montegue, landed Yellow Beach, Womido, Inchon, Korea. Participated in capture of Kimpo Airfield Radio Code #K-18. Operated Airlift and Air Operations out of Kimpo Airfield from about Sep 21-mid-Dec 1950 when relieved by USAF. Nickname "Jake." Served with TSgt. Eldon Greby and Capt. Lee C. Ritter. Need to contact either or both.

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Entry: 5550
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MWSS1 - SEARCHING REUNION

HERMAN DUHE wrote on December 9, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: GRAMACY LA

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for information about an Association Reunion for the 1st Marine Air Wing- Korea - 1950-52.

Keywords: Korea - 1st Marine Air wing -sqdn 1- MWSSI-1950-52


Entry: 3835
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HD. SQ. FMAW

ROBERT J. SCHWARK SR. wrote on October 31, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: CAMERON LA

Unit: HD.SQ.FMAW KOREA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone in Hd.Sq.FMAW (AZ SQ.)
Who was at K1 and K3 from a July 51 to Aug 52.
I was on the 18th draft...S/Sgt..Aviation
Metal Smith...


Keywords: 18th Draft, HQ Squadron



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